EUR2101 - Norway in Europe


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 48 hours

Course content

Why is Norway not a member of the EU? To what extent does Norway still participate in EU cooperation, and how does this participation work? The course provides a thorough introduction to Norway's relationship with European integration after the Second World War and up to the present day, with particular emphasis on the EEA Agreement. The term "Norway" in this context refers not only to political authorities, but also to public opinion, political parties and other interest groups. Based on rationalist and constructivist perspectives, the course examines Norway's relationship with the EEC/EC/EU over time, as well as Norway's present-day participation in European integration.

Learning outcome

Successful candidates are expected to have acquired the following knowledge and skills:



  • have knowledge of Norway's role in European cooperation and integration from the end of World War II to the present
  • are familiar with rationalist and constructivist perspectives on Norway's European policy and how they can contribute to explaining Norwegian European policy
  • have insight into key terms for analysis of Norway's relationship with European integration, such as supranationality, intergovernmentalism, free trade area, common market etc.


Students are able to

  • identify and analytically discuss key junctures and developments in Norwegian European policy
  • apply key concepts in the field
  • communicate her/his knowledge orally and in writing, using the appropriate terminology

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/seminars/debates/discussions. Obligatory activities (approved/not approved).

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

The obligatory activities consist of oral and written assignments. The students must pass the obligatory activities in order to sit for the home exam.

Course materials

Available at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • European Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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